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Drama and Theatre (with integrated year in professional practice) BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

UCAS CODE: W402

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On this degree, you will study what theatre has been, explore what it is, and imagine all that it can be. Through an innovative combination of theory and practice, you will develop your skills as a theatre-maker and creative thinker and prepare yourself for work in the creative industries and beyond. The integrated year in professional practice will enable you to gain hands-on experience in a professional setting whilst at the same time develop some key contacts in preparation for your time after graduation. Theatre asks questions and opens up experimental spaces for things to unfold and happen, all in the excitement of the shared time. Supported by internationally-recognised staff with a wide range of expertise, on this degree you will experiment with texts, practices and production work and encounter a wide range of historic and contemporary theatre forms, from scripted drama to site-specific performance and from Shakespeare to experiments in new media. Students in Drama and Theatre gain the following valuable skills that are sought after by employers. Your year in professional practice will give you great insight into the industry and put you ahead of other like-minded graduates who may not have had the opportunity to undertake relevant work experience during the degree. In your first year you will discover:- Contemporary approaches to studio-based and site-based theatre-making- Key historical moments, practices and methods in drama and theatre- The analysis of drama, theatre and performance.- In your second year, you will explore:- Contemporary theatre-making through practical, historical and theoretical approaches- Full-scale theatre production- Acting techniques for stage and screen- Directors' theatre and modern European drama- Shakespeare in performance- Theatre and contemporary society- New media performance.In your third year, you will undertake your year in professional practice. In your final year, you will have the opportunity:- To create independent creative work- To undertake a major research project and engage in the advanced theoretical study- To extend your skills in ensemble and solo production projects- To develop your entrepreneurial skills in producing and curating cultural events- To write your own play script- To study specialist modules that may address: space, place and landscape, performance and philosophy, performance, politics and protest, theatre, gender and sexuality, performance and architecture, new music theatre, and contemporary British and Irish drama.One of our notable and esteemed alumni is Alex Jones who is currently the longest-running female presenter on the One Show. During her time at Aberystwyth University, Alex Jones studied Drama and Theatre Studies. Many of our students have been successful in obtaining employment in these fields:- Acting and performing- Directing- Designing- Scriptwriting- Teaching and education- Arts administration- Marketing- Management- Public Relations.

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£ 14,000per year

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96 UCAS points

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University information

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Accommodation available
    Scholarships available
  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 103 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    130 68%

    37th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    65th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    13th

    1

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